How to Reset a Chip on Refillable Ink Cartridges Epson Cx4800

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How to Reset a Chip on Refillable Ink Cartridges Epson Cx4800
Reset your printer chip to use Epson refill cartridges. (microchip (green) 3 image by maxuser from

The Epson Cx4800 is a versatile printer with all-in-one capabilities. It's a printer, scanner and copier with clear image resolution and full colour printing. However, when you refill the ink cartridge, the chip on the cartridge still reads "empty." This means the refill cartridge will not work. Reused ink cartridges save a lot of money, so if you want to use refills in the Epson Cx4800 there is a solution. Either buy new cartridges, or refill your old ones and then reset the chip on the cartridge so it reads "full.'

Skill level:
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  • Epson Cx4800 chip resetter
  • Chip resetter software

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    Epson Cx4800 Chip Resetter

  1. 1

    Purchase an Epson Cx4800 chip resetter. This product is available online.

  2. 2

    Place the cartridge into the chip resetter and wait about six seconds. The resetter will reprogram the chip for you, setting the ink level back to full.

  3. 3

    Remove the cartridge and insert it in your printer. The computer will see the cartridge as a new one. Print a test document to ensure the new cartridge works properly.

    Chip Resetter Software

  1. 1

    Download a free chip resetter software program. This program installs on your computer and overrides the chip settings.

  2. 2

    Install the program on your computer by clicking "Run" on the file in your download manager after the download completes. Click to install the program and follow the on-screen instructions. They will vary based on your computer settings.

  3. 3

    Install the ink cartridge in your printer and turn on the cartridge. Allow time for the printer to run through a set up cycle.

  4. 4

    Run the chip resetter program on the computer from which you want to print by clicking the icon on your desktop and then selecting "run."

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